The Left is poised to take the 1995 Purulia arms drop conspiracy angle to voters.
Left Front chairman and CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose said district units have been asked to project the conspiracy to the arms drop. “Rallies and street meetings will be organised all over the state to protest against the conspiracy to oust the Left Front government. We are also demanding a fresh probe to unravel the face of the conspirators,” Bose had said soon after the news surfaced.
While CPI(M) leaders, including Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechury and Bose, have all highlighted the conspiracy angle, grassroots have started highlighting the issue through posters, banners and graffiti. Such posters have also been spotted in Kolkata.
CPI(M)’s youngest candidate contesting the polls from Kasba constituency, Shatarup Ghosh, said, “The arms drop case is a big issue for us. Posters and banners have already been prepared to highlight the issue during elections campaigns. We are informing voters all across the state.”
The Marxists will also be holding a rally at a village in Purulia where the arms were dropped.
Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has already requested the Centre for a fresh judicial probe. Addressing a rally last Thursday, Bhattacharjee alleged that like in 1995, there is an international conspiracy to ensure the Left Front’s defeat. “Foreigners are helping the Trinamool Congress unseat us just as they had tried earlier,” he said.